Our Programs


Our mission is to work together to develop and enhance youth and family services in Herkimer, Madison, and Oneida County.

The Youth Program will help you find employment. You’ll be assigned a Career Counselor who will provide services and advice to assist you in meeting your goals.

Youth Programming, for ages 18-24 years old is dependent on funding and criteria. Services may include:

  • Career Guidance: Develop a plan to obtain employment.
  • Work Experience: A short term work experience which may allow the ability to try a new occupation.
  • Incentives: Receive financial rewards as you complete steps to reach your employment goal.
  • Support Services: Get help with the things that help you get work: gas cards, work related needs and work-related clothing as funding allows.


Herkimer County

Karin Piseck

Herkimer Working Solutions Career Center Manager

320 N. Prospect St.

Herkimer, NY 13350


Madison County

Ellen Bowe, S.P.H.R.

Madison County Working Solutions, Workforce Development Supervisor/Madison County Business Services Representative

133 North Court Street, Wampsville, NY 13163


Oneida County – Rome Office

Terry Humphries, Manager

Working Solutions, Rome

300 West Dominick Street

Rome, New York 13440

315 339-0046 ext. 233

Oneida County – Utica Office

Melissa Burns

Supervising Labor Services Representative

New York State Department of Labor

Utica Working Solutions

207 Genesee St., Suite 202, Utica, NY 13501


Grant Program Eligibility

We offer a variety of grant programs with different eligibility requirements. If you have a client/customer that you’d like to refer to us but not sure what grant would be the best fit, you can click here to see the different eligibility criteria for each program.

Runaway & Homeless Youth Program

Have you ever lived on the streets, runaway or been homeless? Anonymously share your story, giving a voice to the runaway and homeless youth of yesterday and today, and helping to ensure a safer tomorrow for others.

Homeless Youth Program

YouthBuild Program

YouthBuild will help individuals earn their high school equivalency diploma, gain hands-on construction skills, develop leadership skills and become involved with the local community in a positive manner.

YouthBuild Program

Pathways to Justice Careers Program

Pathways to Justice Careers will help participants gain experience within the criminal justice and emergency services fields and build long-lasting relationships with the community’s law enforcement and public safety agencies.

Pathways to Justice Careers

BEAM – Bridge to Employment and Academic Marketplace

BEAM is a program to help college stop-outs 19+ year old get back to school. Learn more by visiting the BEAM page.